Health Care Philanthropy

 

2021

Sanford Health

Gift: $300 million

Purpose: To expand opportunities in graduate medical education and community health and wellness, positioning Sanford Health as a global leader in rural care delivery.

 

2019

Sanford Health

Gift: $25 million

Purpose: To support PHASeR (Pharmacogenomics Action for Cancer Survivorship), a program created by Sanford Health in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, that will offer free genetic testing to VA patients.

2014

Sanford Health

Gift: $125 million

Purpose: To launch Sanford Imagenetics, the first program of its kind in the nation to fully integrate genetics and genomic medicine into primary care for adults.

 

2011

Sanford Health

Gift: $100 million

Purpose: To launch the Edith Sanford Breast Center initiative dedicated to unlocking each woman’s genetic code to advance today’s prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The gift also allowed for the construction of the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, opened in 2016, which is integrating the initiative’s research into patient care.

 

2010

Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, Calif.

Gift: $50 million

Purpose: To support and further expand and accelerate the institute’s medical research.

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Florida Hospital, Orlando, Fla.

Gift: $10 million

Purpose: To create a state-of-the-art pediatric hospital.

 

2008

San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (now the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine), San Diego, California

Gift: $30 million

Purpose: To build and equip a facility where scientists from the consortium’s four member institutions can collaborate on world-class stem cell research.

 

2007

Sioux Valley Hospitals and Health System (renamed Sanford Health)

Gift: $400 million

Purpose: To open a chain of pediatric clinics around the world (today known as Sanford World Clinic); to launch The Sanford Project, a research effort to cure type 1 diabetes; to allow growth in all areas of Sanford Research, make significant commitments toward unique initiatives in health research and create the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center; and to implement a new approach to health care campus and facility design supporting the activities of the system.

 

Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, California

Gift: $20 million

Purpose: To create two Sanford Children’s Health Research Centers—one in La Jolla, and another in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and facilitate collaboration in childhood disease research.

 

2006

University of South Dakota School of Medicine (now Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota)

Gift: $20 million

Purpose: To enhance the scope, reputation, resources and quality of medical education, with special interest in fostering the further growth and development of the pediatrics department.

 

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Gift: $15 million

Purpose: To support a pediatric outpatient center and to endow collaborative research and education programs involving the clinic and Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

2004

Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System

Gift: $16 million

Purpose: To build a state-of-the-art, stand-alone children’s hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.